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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 87–120.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ben Duane This article examines the phenomenon in which musical lines establish what Edward T. Cone calls virtual agents , making the argument that listeners are more likely to ascribe such agency to lines that have high information content (in the formal, information-theoretic sense). I use...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 155–178.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of an intervallic pattern tends to contain more chromaticism than the first. An explanation is offered for these phenomena, using the theory of uniform information density. This theory states that communication is optimal when the density of information (the negative log of probability) maintains a consistent...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (1): 99–141.
Published: 01 April 2004
... ): 143 -54. Satyendra, Ramon. 2002 . “Relational Systems in the Study of Networks and Generalized Intervals.” Indiana Theory Review 23 ( 1-2 ): 133 -52. AN INFORMAL INTRODUCTION TO SOME FORMAL CONCEPTS FROM LEWIN’S TRANSFORMATIONAL THEORY1...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 89–146.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Matthew Arndt As a comparative reading informed by recent work in integration theory and metaphor theory shows, Heinrich Schenker's and Arnold Schoenberg's Harmonielehren adumbrate broader theories of composition based in part on a conception of the tone as a partly unconsciously perceived, living...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 325–374.
Published: 01 October 2021
... analytical tool is the rhythmic spectrum, which omits phase information, but the use of plots that include phase information is also demonstrated in a few instances. The method shows a consistency in Reich's rhythmic language despite experimentations with irregular cycles, which begins with the formulation...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 51–83.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Giorgio Sanguinetti A partimento is a linear guide for the improvisation of a keyboard piece. Partimenti were developed for the training of composers in the conservatories of Naples during the eighteenth century. They contain all the information needed for the realization of complete pieces...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 241–281.
Published: 01 October 2020
... (letter names without accidentals) of the tonic, and the note in question. From there one can infer other information, such as scale degree, mode, and la -minor solfège. In the construction of modal spelled pitch class, la -minor solfège is of equal importance to do -minor solfège, and subsequent analyses...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (1): 57–94.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of metrical dissonance but is also informed by William Caplin's theory of formal functions, by Robert Philip's categorization scheme for tempo rubato in early recordings, and by research in meter perception and empirical performance analysis. Several addenda to Krebs's taxonomy of metrical consonance...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 193–243.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Jeffrey DeThorne Correlating particular instrumental colors with pitch chromaticism, three early twentieth-century scholars demonstrate how a methodical use of colorful winds, less colorful strings, and wind-string mixtures informed actual orchestrational practices. After demonstrating how Wagner’s...
Published: 01 April 2021
Example 1. Formal sections of a salsa arrangement and their corresponding percussion complexes. This example combines information from Washburne 2008 : figures 6.1, 6.2, 6.3. In Washburne's notation, noteheads placed above and below the staff indicate an alternation of high- and low-pitched More
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 April 1999
... “capturing” or “correspondence”? The following, I submit, seems intuitively com- pelling. An analysis and a hearing, we have said, are both representations, the former symbolic and/or linguistic, the latter perceptual. Each, let us say, is a bearer of information about sounds or patterns of sounds. What...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 103–154.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied , ed. Jürgen Thym , 155 – 219 . Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press . Heusberger Klaus von . 1999 . “ Intonation and Information Structure .” Ph.D. diss. , University of Konstanz . Jacobs Joachim . 1982...
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Journal of Music Theory (2002) 46 (1-2): 285–345.
Published: 01 October 2002
... the World Wide Web for the first time. One can easily find oneself asking questions such as “how did I get here, how do I get back to where I was, and can I can even remember where it was that I started?” Or one can find oneself overloaded with information trying to sort through the various levels...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 169–223.
Published: 01 October 2012
... information retrieval (see, e.g., Bello and Pickens 2005), as well as music-theoretic computational studies (Raphael and Stoddard 2004; Mavromatis 2005a, 2005b, 2009a, 2009b). Once the broader problem of grammar induction is reduced to the special case of HMMs, it becomes tractable and can...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 53–86.
Published: 01 April 2012
... in Melodic and Non-melodic Lines .” Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition , Seattle . ———. 2011 . “ A New Mode l of Perceived Information Content in Melodic and Non-melodic Lines .” Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Music Perception...
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Journal of Music Theory (2002) 46 (1-2): 1–56.
Published: 01 October 2002
... information.) The expression “p-limit Just Intonation” where p is a prime makes implicit use of this idea of multiple “genera- tors.” Thus, in 7-limit JI, perfect fifths, major thirds, and septimal sev- enths generate the various tones that fill the octave. I will propose that the more generators it has...
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Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 151–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
...-friendly ways, and a few are singled out as par- ticularly informative or authoritative. Although specialist readers will inevita- bly point to regrettable omissions in the literature supplement, I found only a few, consisting primarily of works published in the two...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 236–249.
Published: 01 April 2000
..., and verbal information indicated in ex. 4. Ex. 5 shows what happens to this information when it returns for period 2. Melopoetic meaning is constructed through processes of repe- tition and contrast, consisting of repetition that is exact, repetition that is varied (by way of rhythm, pitch level, key...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2020
... keyboard, to pentatonic pursuits. Let s say that we choose the 7/12 keyboard. The next step is to consult Wilson s Gral Keyboard Guide (Figure 4, from page 32) to retrieve crucial mapping information about that particular keyboard type. Despite the trade- mark hexagonal tessellation, this diagram...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 207.
Published: 01 April 2023
... in Salsa Music,” which appeared in volume 65, number 1 of JMT . The selection committee issued the following citation: This article pushes the field of music theory in new and exciting ways. Using a methodology informed by experiential knowledge and detailed analytic work, its focus on the physical...